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BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Two Idaho students have been chosen to represent the state at this year’s prestigious National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp), held from June 19 – July 12.

This year’s Idaho delegates are Elena Li, a junior at Timberline Higher College in Boise and Maya Mazariegos, a senior at Borah Senior Higher College, also in Boise. They will join students from across the nation and pick nations for the opportunity to interact with increasing and top science, technologies, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) specialists at the all-expenditures-paid residential camp in West Virginia.

“Both Maya and Elena exemplify what teachers imply when we say we want students carrying out science, not just studying about science,” system coordinator Andrea Baerwald mentioned. “These two young ladies have taken their passion for science beyond the classroom walls and will be wonderful representatives for Idaho at the National Youth Science Camp.”

Two students from every state and Washington D.C. are chosen every year primarily based on their general academic functionality, notable achievements in STEAM system regions and their intention to pursue a greater education and a profession in a STEAM-associated field.

Li is searching forward to additional exploring a future in STEAM. “I genuinely really like science and studying,” she mentioned in her application. “By attending the NYSCamp, I will be capable to discover my passion for science with other students that share my interests.”

Mazariegos is eager to bring what she learns back to her house state. “I appear forward to hearing about the STEAM experiences of other camp participants in their house states and nations and to bringing the viewpoint and abilities I discover back to Idaho,” she mentioned in her application.

Hosted in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia given that 1963, the National Youth Science Camp is a residential STEAM system created to give STEAM-focused students a opportunity to engage with business specialists and participate in a range of immersive, hands-on activities. They will also travel to Washington D.C. to meet with congressional members, tour museums and attend a panel discussion held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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